Minuteman Press Win Travelwest Sustainable Travel Business Award

From a final shortlist of five businesses, Minuteman Press have won the Travelwest Sustainable Business Travel Awards 2015.

The South Bristol graphic design and print enterprise Minuteman Press, a small family owned and managed business won two awards at the recent Travelwest awards, which were hosted by North Somerset Council on Weston-super-Mare Grand pier. The Bedminster based company operates with no motor vehicles, the entire team travel to work by train, bus, bicycle or on foot. All local meetings and deliveries during the working day are completed using bicycle and trailer, resulting in on time deliveries, avoiding traffic queues, no parking issues, off-road travel, no fuel bills and a positive impact on the environment.

Commitment to sustainable transport was unanimous throughout the business, all staff committed to the process and the fleet of bikes has grown rapidly. As a result the team exercise daily, experience fresh air and find the practice rewarding.

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The Travelwest Best Newcomer Special Award was presented on behalf of Minuteman Press to Peter Wise (Director, Minuteman Press) and Ryan Smith (Senior Graphic Designer, Minuteman Press) by Elfan Ap Rees (Deputy Leader, North Somerset Council) on behalf of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils. Image credit and copyright Mark Simmons Photography.

The Travelwest Big Commuting Challenge Category Winner was presented on behalf of Minuteman Press to Peter Wise (Director, Minuteman Press) by Mike Rees (Chief Executive Officer, North Somerset Council) on behalf of Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils. Image credit and copyright Mark Simmons Photography.

Peter Wise (Director) said “We are thrilled to have won this award. It was honour enough to have been in the final shortlist. A small business in South Bristol turning words into actions, contributing to the environment in a positive way and in any weather”.

Further information on the awards is located here Travelwest Business Travel Awards 2015.


Internet Business Awards 2014

Internet Business Awards 2014 500x385 NewsThe results of the UK’s most important B2B awards which celebrate UK online enterprise and recognise the finest B2B websites have been announced;  the results of the Internet Business Awards 2013-2014.

The awards are independent, impartial and objective; they assess criteria including website effectiveness, design qualities, best practice and customer service.

Minuteman Press Bristol had been shortlisted in the category ‘Print and Publishing’ and we are delighted to learn that the judges have voted Minuteman Press Bristol as the Winner!

The Internet Business Awards recognise ten online business sectors (automotive, building and property, business services, consultancy, energy and utilities, industrial products and services, logistics, print and publishing, trade supplies and retail-to-business, and wholesalers and distributors). Winners of other Internet Business Awards 2014 categories included Accenture, RS Components and Adept Vehicle Management.

Minuteman Press Bristol won the Internet Business Awards in 2011 (print and publishing category) and it was a particular delight to win again.

“It is a thrill to win a major award and the buzz that it has generated amongst the team is electric. What is doubly special is being recognised by external independent peers and judges which makes all the hard work just that little bit more worthwhile. We’ll not be complacent and continue to strive to maintain quality at competitive prices with an acceptable lead-time. My sincere thanks to the judges and all involved in the awards, we are thrilled recipients.”


Minuteman Press Bristol and the fairtrade awards

Minuteman Press Bristol is delighted to have been invited to enter the first ever Bristol Fairtrade Business Awards.  The ceremony will be hosted by the newsreader, journalist and presenter George Alagiah OBE.

The principles and practices of Fairtrade have always been dear to our hearts at Minuteman Press Bristol. As a commercial enterprise we have continued to support Fairtrade in our purchasing strategies.

Our presentation has now been submitted and we’ll be at the awards ceremony in Leigh Court, Bristol in March 2012. We’re all very excited.

Minuteman Press Bristol Wins Again!

Minuteman Press in Bristol has won another major national printing industry award.

The ‘Top Appearance Award’ was presented at the Nettle Hill Conference Centre, Coventry, by the president of Minuteman Press, Robert Titus.

“Minuteman Press Bristol have pulled out all the stops to make their print centre an attractive place of work and a welcoming place for clients,” said George Holzmacher, Senior Vice President of Minuteman.

Alexis Jochman, designer at Minuteman Press Bristol, said: “We are very proud. It’s a great accolade and compliment given that we have achieved this without aiming to win this award. It was a team effort and we have succeeded in updating and smartening our place of work”.


Internet Business Awards

We did it! Minuteman Press Bristol has won the Internet Business Awards for 2011 in the category of Print and Publishing.

“The website is structured to be easily navigable with a flat hierarchy, never moving more than two clicks down into the website and always with the main navigation bar readily accessible,” said the awards judging panel about the Minuteman Press Bristol website. “Unusually, the website combines graphic design and print and is designed to be a friendly knowledge hub adding real value whilst maintaining a sales focus.

“Most graphic design websites are technically innovative and visually stunning, and most print websites are the absolute opposite. Minuteman has succeeded in addressing both markets with an original and interesting approach”.

Minuteman Press Bristol director Lucie Wise said: “The news is amazing. We’re really excited and proud of our website. It has always been invaluable to us and this appreciation from users is confirmation”.


Peter Wise Wins Best of PrintWeek Award

PrintWeek magazine, published by Haymarket Business Media, has selected Peter Wise, managing director of Minuteman Press Bristol, as one of the six winners of the Q&A Best of 2008.

Q&A is a regular feature of PrintWeek, and the section provides an opportunity for senior printing industry personalities to reveal a little of their lives outside of design and print.

In the interview Peter revealed that what made him laugh were: “Volvo drivers – they are deluded motorway police wannabes”. And on being asked about his most embarrassing moment, he said that it was: “Explaining the large circular bruise on my forehead, which lasted two weeks and was caused by getting a working breast pump stuck to my head.”

Bristol Printers Reach Final of Printing Industry Awards 2008

Minuteman Press Bristol have been announced as finalists for a national print award in the Printing Industry Excellence Awards. Following a day of judging by a panel of industry experts, Bristol printers Minuteman were selected to be in the final shortlist of four (the long list was 19) in the Marketing category. The Printing Industry Awards are presented annually to UK based firms operating in the printing and supply of printed materials.

“These awards celebrate best practice in managing print business, highlighting the very best in class.” Michael Johnson, Chief Executive, British Printing Industry Federation.

“During my work as editor of Printing World and PrintBuyer I see marvelous examples of all kinds of print. Excellence awards give companies a chance to measure performance against peers and competitors.” Alison Carter, Editor, Printing World and PrintBuyer.

The result will be announced at the London Hilton, Park Lane on 30 June 2008.